Monday, January 31, 2011

Sally Hansen Black Diamond,NYX Asphalt and Essie Matte About You.

Good morning! Well, I hope you are having a good morning, considering that it is Mon. ;-) We are supposed to have awful weather over the next two days. Today we're supposed to have a bad ice storm, and tomorrow we are supposed to have a foot and a half of snow. Good times. I really,really hate to get out when it's icy. I'm going to head to the store in a bit to stock up, so hopefully I won't have to get out much in the bad weather.

I recently bought Sally Hansen Black Diamond at CVS for 75% off. Couldn't pass up such a great deal! :-) It's a very pretty black base with crystal colored shimmer. It also has some very fine pink and green glitter through out. I am surprised by how much I like this color. I thought it was just another black until I looked closer at it. I might have to go grab another bottle while it's still on sale. It applied very well, and I used two coats of it.

I accented my ring and thumb nails with one coat of NYX Asphalt. Asphalt is a black jelly base with fine multi colored glitter. It has red,green,silver and gold glitter. It's a pretty unique polish. I don't think I've ever seen one like it. I decided to top it off with Essie Matte About you. I LOVE this look. I think I'm going to have to do a full mani. with it soon.

First, here are a couple of pics. of the finished product. ;-)



Before I used Essie Matte About You.

Sally Hansen Black Diamond on it's own.

Just a couple of pics. with SH BD and NYX Asphalt before using the Matte.

Close up of Sally Hansen Black Diamond

Close up of NYX Asphalt before I used the Matte

Close up of NYX Asphalt after using Essie Matte About You

Which version do you like best? I really like the NYX matted. :-) I hope you all have a happy Mon. and stay warm if it's supposed to be cold like it is here!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

LA Splash Pretty Jellyfish

How are you all doing today? Enjoying your Sat? I have had a very lazy day. I've pretty much done nothing, but read,run to the store and change my mani. I love days where I don't have to do anything. :-)

Today I have on an LA Splash polish, that I picked up last summer at Ulta. I completely forgot I even had it. It's called Pretty Jellyfish, and it's a pinkish lavender base with silver,dark purple and violet glitter in it. I had to use five coats, to get it to look like it does in the bottle, but being a glitter it dried very fast. It didn't take any longer to dry than when I do two coats with a reg. polish, so it was fine. It's really a pretty color. :-) LA Splash has quite a few unique colors. Especially glitters. I think I have five of them, but hope to get more soon.

You def. want to click on these to see this color better. :-)

Do you have any LA Splash polishes? I'm really interested in finding more swatches of them. I haven't been able to find many. If you know where I can see more, I'd love to know. :-)

Friday, January 28, 2011

Cult Nails My Kind of Cool Aid

Maria, who is a fellow nail blogger (her can be found here: has started her own nail polish line, called Cult Nails. The first polish released was My Kind of Cool Aid. She has two more coming out soon(in Feb.) called Iconic and Living Water, which are available for pre-sale. You can find all three colors for sale on her website at I bought all three of them, and I got My Kind of Cool Aid in the mail yesterday. This polish is AMAZING!!! The formula is absolutely wonderful. A ONE coater and flawless. My Kind of Cool Aid is a gray/lavender with silver shimmer.

and I'll leave you with an adorable pic. I took this morning of my two cats all cuddled up together sleeping. :-) Happy weekend!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Zoya Dannii

Today, I have the second of the three Zoyas that I got from the new Intimate collection for Spring. This one is called Dannii. Unlike yesterday's mani. I LOVE this one. :-) I do have to say though, that after posting yesterday's blog Gemma did start to grow on me, so we'll see. Maybe I'll end up keeping it after all. ;-)

Dannii is a very pretty medium purple with gold shimmer, and I think I might even see a bit of pink shimmer through out. This is a ONE coater! I can't remember when I last used one coat of polish, but it was great! :-) Application was smooth, and over all this polish is wonderful.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day! :-)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Zoya Gemma and Pure Ice Tease

Hey everyone!!! Wow, it's been awhile. It feels like forever. I'm back....kinda. I have a temp. fix to my camera, but am going to have to send it off for a couple of weeks, to get fixed. :-( I plan on swatching/taking pics. as much as I can before I send it off. That way I'll still have plenty to blog about while my camera is gone. I def. have plenty of polishes to swatch. I have a CRAZY amount of new polish. have you all been? Good, I hope. :-)

I'm sure most of you already know, but Zoya has a new collection out. The Intimate collection for Spring. I bought three of the colors. Gemma,Jules and Dannii. I have Gemma to show you today. I absolutely fell in love with this polish after seeing a few other bloggers post pics. of it. It's an army jacket green with purple shimmer. I couldn't wait to get it on my nails.

Have you ever fallen in love with a polish you just had to have? Only to get it home, and be majorly disappointed with it? Well, I'm sorry to say, but this is Gemma for me. I was expecting a nice greenish color with a really pretty purple glow. Instead, I got what looks like I dipped my nails in pea soup with hardly and purple glow. :-( It was also a bit thick and goopey which is very unusual for a Zoya polish. Now I know I'm in the minority here, as most people seem to love this polish. I did too, from others pics. Unfortunately it's just not working for me. This one will be going in my swap/sell bin.

I used two coats of Gemma, and ended up putting a coat of Pure Ice Tease on top. I like it much better with the PI. PI Tease is a magenta base with purple glitter.

First up is Gemma.

With Pure Ice Tease over it.

So, what do you think of Gemma?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Small Update...

Hey guys. I haven't disappeared. I am having problems with my camera, and that's why I haven't posted this week. :-( I hope to have it fixed really soon, so I hope you all stay with me. I have TONS of new polishes to show you. I really appreciate you guys being patient with me. :-) Thanks! I'll be back in action soon.


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award!

I was tagged with this award by the lovely Jennifer from Nail Polish Addiction Anonymous and the lovely Miranda from Mirannie's Nails Thank you so much ladies! I truly appreciate you both thinking of me and my little blog. :-)

Here are the rules for this award...

1. Thank and link the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers to tell them about this award!

Here are seven things about myself.

1. I still sleep with my baby blanket. I got it the day I was born, and have never missed one night with it.

2. I LOVE gymnastics and was a gymnast for 14 years. I was hoping to get a college scholarship for gymnastics, and then had a career ending back injury. It was my life for such a long time, and I miss it every single day.

3. I was diagnosed with a seizure disorder at the age of 24. I had my first seizure at age 21. Had all the tests etc...and doctors found nothing wrong. It was passed off as a one time thing. However two years later, I had my second, and was put on meds. I've had a total of five, but as long as my med. levels are okay, I'm okay.

4. I absolutely LOVE ALL animals. I have five pets that I love to death. Two dogs, a black lab named Napa and a beagle named Buster. Two cats, named Morris and Friscoe, and one belgian horse named Shortcake. They are all rescues and my babies. :-)

5. I am an only child.

6. My husband and I have a timeshare in Maui and go once a year for two weeks.

7. I've met Julia Roberts twice, and she really truly is down to earth and very,very nice.

Here here are 15 bloggers I've recently discovered. This was really hard, as I obviously like everyone I follow. :-)


Friday, January 14, 2011

New Ruby Kisses Red/Silver Glitter

Today I have a fairly new to me brand to show you. We have a beauty shop here in town that sells a bit of everything. I decided to check it out to see what kind of polish they had. I found Ruby Kisses and picked up a few. They had rows and rows of them, so I'm sure I'll end up back there eventually. They are cheap too! Only $1.49 a bottle. Can't really beat that. I got five of them. The first one to I have to show you is a red jelly base with red and silver glitter. It doesn't have a name on it, so I have no idea what it's called. I tried to look it up online, but couldn't find it. If anyone has any idea what it' called let me know. :-) I was very impressed with this polish. It applied very well and I used two coats. It dried fast too, which is always a plus for me.

Do you have any Ruby Kisses polishes? If so, what do you think of them? I'll have to check, but I don't think any of the ones I got have names on them. I'm interested to know if any of them have names.

Well, I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! :-)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

OPI Katy Perry-Not Like The Movies

I've been waiting for this collection to come out forever, it seems. I finally found them at Dillard's of all places. I bought three of the five. Today I have on Not Like The Movies, which is a gorgeous color! Not only is a duochrome, it has glitter too! I don't think I've ever seen a duochrome and a glitter together. I'm loving this polish. I think it's my fav. from the collection. It's a gray base with silver glitter and lilac and green flashes through out.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you are all having a great Thurs. :-)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Hello Kitty Polish!

What a day it's been. I woke up with a terrible headache that I still have some eight hours later. Ugh. The weather was bad. Lots of snow,ice etc...and I had to drive to the airport this afternoon which is an hour away. On top of all that, I was a nervous wreck waiting for the vet to call with my two cats blood test results. Thank goodness it all turned out okay. Got to the airport and back fine, and the vet called, and my cat are both good. Still have the headache, but I can deal with that. I probably gave it to myself worrying so much. Anyway, I decided to cheer myself up a bit with a pretty,sparkly mani. some polish shopping, and some yummy Italian food from my fav. restaurant.

A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from Sephora, saying they were having a private sale for the Beauty Insiders. The sale was for the new Hello Kitty for Sephora line. I got two of the eight of the polishes. The bottles are just TOO cute! :-) I love them!

The two I got are Purple Sprinkles and Pink Sprinkles.

Today, I used Purple Sprinkles. I used Revlon Not So Blueberry as a base color. Purple Sprinkles can def. be worn on it's own, but might take three coats. The Hello Kitty bottles are kind of small so that's why I used Not So Blueberry first. I wanted to use the least amount of PS a I could so that I don't run out of soon.

I'll start with Revlon Not So Blueberry. It's one of the scented polishes. It smells like blueberries. Bet you couldn't have guessed that, huh? ;-) I actually really love the scent! I can still smell it even with the HK polish over top and with my top coat on. Application was fine, but for some reason Revlon polishes seem to bubble on me. I have no idea why, but this has happened with several lately. NSBB is a really pretty polish. It's a sparkly lavender color. I used two coats.

I then topped it off with Hello Kitty Purple Sprinkles. PS has small and medium teal and pink glitter in a purple base.

Well, I'm off to try to get rid of this headache. I hope you are all having a good night! :-)